Indian inmates post photographs on Facebook from Faridkot jail

Dawood Rehman 05:14 PM | 24 Oct, 2015
Indian inmates post photographs on Facebook from Faridkot jail
CHANDIGARH (Web Desk) - Two inmates of Faridkot modern jail uploaded their pictures on to the social networking site, Facebook, despite a ban on mobile phones and cameras inside the prison.

The incident blows the lid off the claims of Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal and Punjab Police DGP Sumedh Singh of having “foolproof” and “high-security” jails in the state.

For ensuring fair trial, prisons across India have limited inmates’ use of phones and internet. If prisoners are allowed to have access to communication systems, they could influence witnesses.


The pictures are of two alleged gangsters - Rajwinder Singh alias Laatu Sandhu who was also elected as an independent councilor from Kotkapura ward number 15 this year, and Ashu. The photographs appear on the profile pages of the two prisoners.

Rajwinder was arrested in under the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS Act). The photograph caption says, “Dinda rabb sardha jag parmatma nu yaad rahkhe “waheguru g da khalsa.’” Waheguru g de fatah …’ (sic)” (God is the only giver, people should remember god with complete devotion).

f13Another photograph had been uploaded on October 16 on Ashu’s profile in which he could be seen in, what appears to be, a hallway in the jail premises with the caption, “feeling fantastic”.

In another picture in Ashu’s profile, the caption reads: “Ajj pinjre ch bnd. kal jit lao shareh. Waheguru g da khalsa waheguru g di Fatah.” (Today we might be imprisoned, tomorrow we will win the world)’.”

A source in the police department has confirmed that both the photographs have been taken from inside the jail. Neither prisoner had been out on bail or parole in the past few months either.

The prison had made news earlier when K S Bhullar, an assistant jail superintendent of the jail, was booked for allegedly supplying drugs to inmates. He has denied all allegations.

The police, meanwhile, have admitted that a drugs smuggling racket involving online transaction was rampant in the jail. B S Bhullar, superintendent of the Faridkot prison, refused to believe that the prisoners could have uploaded the pictures.

“We have a foolproof security system and an internal phone call booth. Inmates do not have access to mobile phones or the internet,” he told The Indian Express.

Dawood Rehman
Dawood Rehman

The writer is a member of the staff.


KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on January 27, 2023 (Friday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 07:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 264 266
Euro EUR 274 276.7
UK Pound Sterling GBP 311 314
U.A.E Dirham AED 68.7 69.3
Saudi Riyal SAR 66.4 67
Australian Dollar AUD 176 178
Bahrain Dinar BHD 615.68 620.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 186 188
China Yuan CNY 34.12 34.37
Danish Krone DKK 33.83 34.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 29.52 29.87
Indian Rupee INR 2.81 2.89
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 756.69 761.69
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 52.59 53.04
New Zealand Dollar NZD 148.33 149.53
Norwegians Krone NOK 22.43 22.73
Omani Riyal OMR 600.37 604.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 63.5 64
Singapore Dollar SGD 178 179.3
Swedish Korona SEK 21.78 22.08
Swiss Franc CHF 250.23 251.98
Thai Bhat THB 6.98 7.08

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs203,900 on Friday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs174,810.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs160,241 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 186,907.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 203,900 PKR 2,100
Karachi PKR 203,900 PKR 2,100
Islamabad PKR 203,900 PKR 2,100
Peshawar PKR 203,900 PKR 2,100
Quetta PKR 203,900 PKR 2,100
Sialkot PKR 203,900 PKR 2,100
Attock PKR 203,900 PKR 2,100
Gujranwala PKR 203,900 PKR 2,100
Jehlum PKR 203,900 PKR 2,100
Multan PKR 203,900 PKR 2,100
Bahawalpur PKR 203,900 PKR 2,100
Gujrat PKR 203,900 PKR 2,100
Nawabshah PKR 203,900 PKR 2,100
Chakwal PKR 203,900 PKR 2,100
Hyderabad PKR 203,900 PKR 2,100
Nowshehra PKR 203,900 PKR 2,100
Sargodha PKR 203,900 PKR 2,100
Faisalabad PKR 203,900 PKR 2,100
Mirpur PKR 203,900 PKR 2,100


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